Fighting in honor of his former bodyguard Shamir “Shadow” Bolivar, Jake Paul delivered in a major way. With less than two minutes of the clock in the first round, Jake Paul landed a big blow to the head of Ben Askren. Askren went down, took the full eight-count and wanted to continue. However, the referee felt it was in the best interest to stop the bout.
Paul walks away with the third straight win in his blossoming boxing career. A win in Atlanta, Georgia sets up the Ohio native for a few potential fights. He could find himself in the ring with a fighter who was on the undercard of this fight, Joe Fournier. Fournier came to the ring with eight wins by knockout and left with a ninth knockout against DJ Reykon. After the fight, he called out Paul.
If Paul opts not to fight Fournier, he could pursue a fight against Conor McGregor. However, McGregor has bigger fish to fry at the moment. He is set to fight Dustin Poirier on July 10 at T-Mobile Arena.
Beyond the ring, Paul has more serious matters to address. Just days before his knockout win against Askren, he was met with a sexual assault accusation. TikTok star Justine Paradise accused Paul of forcing her to perform oral sex acts on him in 2019 at his Los Angeles mansion. Paul has denied all accusations made against him. At this time, it is unclear if the Los Angeles Police Department will conduct an investigation regarding the matter.